Crossbar Challenge for Ben

My daughters’ soccer teams just participated in a crossbar challenge to support Ben Landel, a senior soccer player at Ramapo high school. During spring track season, Ben was having a hard time catching his breath, and after several misdiagnoses, was found to have a rare, aggressive cancer. He is undergoing treatment, and his teammates started #Bars4Ben to raise money and show support for Ben and his family.

Do you know a soccer player? If so, please pass this on.

The rules are:

1. Have each member of your team take 3 shots at the Cross Bar from the 18.

2. For every ball that strikes the crossbar, make a $10 donation to the Go Fund Me site that has been established for Ben (or simply make a donation from your team). The link to the Go Fund me site is

3. Please video your event or take some photos and challenge other teams to do the same.

4. Post the video and/or photos on Facebook /Instagram to spread the word – with the hashtag #Bars4Ben

5. Most Importantly – Have Fun. Keep Ben in your thoughts & prayers along with everyone else fighting this dreadful disease. And lastly – have a great soccer season!


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Author: Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Physician, Wellness Coach, and founder of Tips From Town. She is passionate about sharing her medical expertise, her coaching techniques and her parenting experience to encourage happier and healthier lives.